Honestly, is there any other explanation now?
Obama is flailing about for squirrel distractions again. Mark Pryor is trying to shame Christians into voting for him again despite his Obamacare support by invoking the Bible. The left has finally found a lower limit on attacking conservatives in Martin Bashir which is a nigh incomprehensible display of ethics on their part. And what do we get from the Republicans?
Honestly, maybe the Republicans do want to lose. They want it to go back to the way it was before 1994 and just be the permanent minority. Illusionary opposition parties don’t have to do any real work to fundraise. Just pretend to oppose and drain your base of cash with your duplicity while voting the way the big donors want. If recent history is any guide, it’s not as though they care the slightest bit about conservatives and are perfectly happy to just use them.
A few problems on that point though now though. The Democrats have managed circumstances like California and Illinois. Republican nonexistence has been done, and they would be happy to repeat the feat at the national level. That, and the previously trusting base is forming things like Tea Parties and the kernel of a replacement party because the old-school theatrics don’t work any more. Pre-1994 is gone forever.
Still, the Republicans could be gullible enough to believe the good old days will return. If you guess they’ll do something stupid to get them back, you’re taking a small step out on a sturdy limb. Either that, or they believe won’t pay for it because Obamacare will be so vile all else will be overlooked. I’m sure Romney thought so too.
The Democrats have a huge problem. Obamacare isn’t rolling out to be a popular or workable solution to much of anything, unless you happen to be one of the people looking to solve an excess of good sense, prosperity, or savings. It’s already affected quite a few and it hasn’t even started yet. Come next year no small number of people will be getting a bitter dose of Obamacare right before the elections. But despite it all, there’s nothing certain about Obama going under the bus and kissing the undercarriage to which he’s introduced so many people.
A few things might just prevent that wondrous day from occurring.
- Amnesty still lurks in the background. Boehner is bound and determined to pander on it come hell or high water. Should he and the Establishment Republicans decide they’re going to push it after the primaries because Obamacare will be so bad we’d overlook it, Republican momentum will stop. The last time our RINO betters decided, in their infinitesimal wisdom, that Obama was so bad the conservatives would elect anyone to be rid of him was 2012. President Romney might disagree that it was a good plan.
- Admission of failure vs. self-preservation for the Democrats. If Obamacare goes, it’s effectively an admission of failure for the Democrats, liberalism, and the theory of Big Government Is The Best Government. Yes, Obamacare will end careers, but it’s not going anywhere if Democrats think it will also end the party, the dream of socialized medicine, and liberalism in general. If they can save themselves by just ruining Obama? Then he gets to enjoy the proverbial tire tread rolling over him as they save their own hides, but for nothing less.
- Replace Democrats with which Republicans? It’s the $64,000 question as replacing them with RINOs is absolutely worthless. If the primaries don’t go well and we rack up another slate of big-government loving crony friendly candidates, why back them? Enough of us know nothing will get done even if they constitute the majority.
As nice as it is to hear Obama is losing ground at long last, the opportunity to turn the country around must still be paired with people who’ll take it. We don’t have them in place quite yet, and given history there’s no point in stopping until we do.
The moderates have somehow come to a decision. They’ve managed the passion to be angry against all odds. They’re coming for the Tea Party candidates in 2014. And there are so many, many ways that can go horribly wrong.
RINOs primary us? Well, I suppose. They do it once every four years in the Presidential runs. They could start doing it at the Congressional level, but the same thing will happen that happened to Presidents McCain and Romney. We’ll just blow off the nominees because RINOs aren’t worth the effort. Seriously, does anyone think the Tea Parties will rally around known RINOs after the three year demonstration of their hostility?
It gets better. If they lose their primary challenges, it erodes their credibility in the eyes of their donors. If they win the primaries and lose the general because we ignore the runs into the ground, it erodes their credibility in the eyes of the donors. The fact they’re running low on that credibility now is likely the reason for the latest amnesty push. The Republican Establishment is running out of leeway to fail with their big money. No money, no power that comes from controlling the big bucks.
So the RINOs can go ahead and try. It should be fun to watch.
Ace of Spades HQ has a post regarding Republicans not holding so many town halls this August. It’s due to the amnesty backlash, obviously, and Rubio’s latest balderdash on that certainly isn’t going to help. They don’t want to hear it, and that’s fine. By all means tune us out, because that blackout thing works both ways.
So many things are easily done when they need us next election cycle. No, we won’t donate. No, we won’t do your footwork. No, we won’t man your phone banks. No, we won’t support your candidates. No, we won’t give you access to our blogs or let your rabid staffers comment. And best of all, anyone can participate just by deciding to do so and return the favor on garbage like this because tuning out is simple. The Republicans aren’t doing much in the way of their jobs anyhow, so losing their seats won’t mean a thing.
Just like that whole maverick matter, this is a game millions can play. At this point, I’m just going to enjoy the tears when Boehner has to give up his gavel on camera. If we have to be disenfranchised no matter what we do, we can at least enjoy a few moments of petty satisfaction as our betrayers lose.